Meet our Team

  Megumi Sano  | President   meg   IS from tokyo/london pursuing a major in mathematical and computational science and a minor in symbolic systems. she is interested in various processes underlying human cognition and works in the stanford computation and cognition lab. in her free time, she enjoys teaching yoga and listening to the rain (which she misses in sunny california). 

Megumi Sano | President

meg IS from tokyo/london pursuing a major in mathematical and computational science and a minor in symbolic systems. she is interested in various processes underlying human cognition and works in the stanford computation and cognition lab. in her free time, she enjoys teaching yoga and listening to the rain (which she misses in sunny california). 

  Jenny Zhi  | Financial Officer   Jenny   IS a freshman in symbolic systems. as a mostly clueless freshman, she is interested in exploring everything symbolic systems has to offer, especially as applied to human and user experience design. in her free time, she enjoys watching chinese period dramas, dancing, eating everything, stealthily grabbing swag from career fairs, and the color blue. 

Jenny Zhi | Financial Officer

Jenny IS a freshman in symbolic systems. as a mostly clueless freshman, she is interested in exploring everything symbolic systems has to offer, especially as applied to human and user experience design. in her free time, she enjoys watching chinese period dramas, dancing, eating everything, stealthily grabbing swag from career fairs, and the color blue. 

  Anna Thomas  | Coffee Chat Coordinator   Anna   IS A senior majoring in math and minoring in computer science. she works on research in machine learning and graphics. in her spare time, she enjoys drinking tea and exploring farmer's markets.

Anna Thomas | Coffee Chat Coordinator

Anna IS A senior majoring in math and minoring in computer science. she works on research in machine learning and graphics. in her spare time, she enjoys drinking tea and exploring farmer's markets.

  Lucy Li | Vice President    Lucy   IS A senior IN SYMBOLIC SYSTEMS with a concentration in natural language and coterm in computer science. she is interested in rose milk tea and holland lop bunnies. additionally, she studies language and behavior using code in a way that would be creepy but is labeled by the cs department as "research".

Lucy Li | Vice President

Lucy IS A senior IN SYMBOLIC SYSTEMS with a concentration in natural language and coterm in computer science. she is interested in rose milk tea and holland lop bunnies. additionally, she studies language and behavior using code in a way that would be creepy but is labeled by the cs department as "research".

  Pratyusha Javangula  | Social Events Coordinator   Pratyusha (tru)   IS A first year master's student in symbolic systems. she is currently a research assistant in the alps lab investigating questions of experimental semantics. in her spare time, she enjoys hot yoga, swimming, and watching re-runs of bob's burgers. 

Pratyusha Javangula | Social Events Coordinator

Pratyusha (tru) IS A first year master's student in symbolic systems. she is currently a research assistant in the alps lab investigating questions of experimental semantics. in her spare time, she enjoys hot yoga, swimming, and watching re-runs of bob's burgers. 

 Sydney Maples | Event Coordinator   sydney    is symsys '17, with an Individually-Designed Concentration (because apparently an interdisciplinary major just isn’t interdisciplinary enough for her). She is also an advising fellow for the Symbolic Systems major, and is notorious for sending lots of symsys-related emails. In her free time she likes collecting classic rock trivia and appreciating accidental alliterations.

Sydney Maples | Event Coordinator

sydney is symsys '17, with an Individually-Designed Concentration (because apparently an interdisciplinary major just isn’t interdisciplinary enough for her). She is also an advising fellow for the Symbolic Systems major, and is notorious for sending lots of symsys-related emails. In her free time she likes collecting classic rock trivia and appreciating accidental alliterations.

 Stephanie Zhang | Former President    Stephanie   IS A senior IN SYMBOLIC SYSTEMS, WITH A CONCENTRATION IN Neuroscience. she is currently a research assistant in the memory lab and a teaching fellow for the psych one program. in her free time, she enjoys singing a cappella, swimming, and reading poems by t.s. Eliot.     

Stephanie Zhang | Former President 

Stephanie IS A senior IN SYMBOLIC SYSTEMS, WITH A CONCENTRATION IN Neuroscience. she is currently a research assistant in the memory lab and a teaching fellow for the psych one program. in her free time, she enjoys singing a cappella, swimming, and reading poems by t.s. Eliot. 

 

 Jonathan Lipman | Coffee Chat Coordinator   jonathan    is a Philosophy and Computer Science student at Stanford University and is excited by the potential of technology to radically change the world for the better, but is cognizant of the potential for unintended consequences inherent in rapid transformation. He is, however, an optimist and believes that thoughtful design decisions on the part of technologists can minimize these adverse effects.

Jonathan Lipman | Coffee Chat Coordinator

jonathan is a Philosophy and Computer Science student at Stanford University and is excited by the potential of technology to radically change the world for the better, but is cognizant of the potential for unintended consequences inherent in rapid transformation. He is, however, an optimist and believes that thoughtful design decisions on the part of technologists can minimize these adverse effects.

  Julia Mendelsohn  | Event Coordinator   JULIA   IS A senior IN linguistics. Her main interests include natural language virtual assistants and computational approaches to sociolinguistics. She enjoys watching gilmore girls, attempting to talk in Spanish and/or German, and drinking hot cocoa from cozy mugs.

Julia Mendelsohn | Event Coordinator

JULIA IS A senior IN linguistics. Her main interests include natural language virtual assistants and computational approaches to sociolinguistics. She enjoys watching gilmore girls, attempting to talk in Spanish and/or German, and drinking hot cocoa from cozy mugs.

Past Members

  Allen Nie     allen   is symbolic systems M.S. '17. He focuses on machine learning and applying them to natural language. he was in the stanford artificial intelligence group, advised by andrew ng and dan jurafsky. he enjoys coffee, random chats on human cognition, and society. he did a great job hosting symposiums during his time on board.

Allen Nie

allen is symbolic systems M.S. '17. He focuses on machine learning and applying them to natural language. he was in the stanford artificial intelligence group, advised by andrew ng and dan jurafsky. he enjoys coffee, random chats on human cognition, and society. he did a great job hosting symposiums during his time on board.

  Jon Gauthier     Jon   is Symbolic Systems '17, with a concentration in natural language. He worked as a researcher in the Stanford Natural Language Processing Group, advised by Christopher Manning. In his free time he likes to learn languages and ride bikes at high speeds. he initiated and organized symsys coffee chats during his time on board.

Jon Gauthier

Jon is Symbolic Systems '17, with a concentration in natural language. He worked as a researcher in the Stanford Natural Language Processing Group, advised by Christopher Manning. In his free time he likes to learn languages and ride bikes at high speeds. he initiated and organized symsys coffee chats during his time on board.

  George (Pakapol) Supaniratisai      g eorge   is cs '17 (Artificial intelligence) and symsys masters student. He worked on machine learning for   automated vehicles in Stanford Intelligent Systems Laboratory. He spends his free time cooking and learning history of Thai and cantonese foods. george was an awesome event coordinator for symsys society.

George (Pakapol) Supaniratisai

george is cs '17 (Artificial intelligence) and symsys masters student. He worked on machine learning for automated vehicles in Stanford Intelligent Systems Laboratory. He spends his free time cooking and learning history of Thai and cantonese foods. george was an awesome event coordinator for symsys society.